MINGUS, Charles [signed].


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Paulussaal, Freiburg August 1976 concert poster

Original first printing concert poster advertising the American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922—1979) at the Paulussaal in Freiburg [Germany] on Saturday, 28th August, 1976, presented by Audimax-Jazzkonzerte. For the European tour Mingus was accompanied by tenor saxophonist Ricky Ford, trumpeter Jack Walrath, pianist Danny Mixon, and drummer Dannie Richmond. By the mid-1970s, Mingus was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. His once formidable bass technique declined until he could no longer play the instrument. He continued composing, however, and supervised a number of recordings before his death. At the time of his death, he was working with Joni Mitchell on an album eventually titled Mingus, which included lyrics added by Mitchell to his compositions, including “Goodbye Prok Pie Hat”. The album also featured Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Jaco Pastorius. Mingus died on 5th January, 1979, aged 56, in Cuerhavaca, Mexico, where he had traveled for treatment and convalescence. The poster has been authentically signed by the entire group, including the leader himself.

The poster measures 60.8 x 85.9 cm and is printed in purple ink on medium-thin, uncoated paper stock. Printer’s imprint (Rauscherdruck, Freiburg) to the bottom right corner. Light surface handling wear, else in near excellent unfolded condition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the poster available on request.


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